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Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform

18 May 2017

Linda Bucklin © –
Samra2017: Ensuring market research doesn't go the way of the dinosaur

Elna Pretorius, co-founder of Columinate touched on the topics of memes and how to make marketing research sexy again

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

New video streaming service with designs on Africa
New video streaming service with designs on Africa

A new video streaming service has launched in South Africa, with intentions to roll out throughout the African continent

18 May 2017

Samra CEO Leonie Vorster opening the two-day annual Samra conference.
Samra2017: From research industry to insights industry

The 38th Samra conference got underway with a strong focus on the value of marketing research and whether we should perhaps reframe it as an insights industry

By Leigh Andrews 17 May 2017

The Most Eligible Bachelor” campaign from Ogilvy Africa for OL Pejeta Conservancy.
Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017

Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017, held over the weekend, with Ogilvy Africa named Best Agency on the continent

17 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

New online calculator tracks economic impact of events, festivals
New online calculator tracks economic impact of events, festivals

Festival and event organisers will be able to track the economic impact of their events

17 May 2017

Wilson says, “That’s me in the spotlight…”
#BehindtheSelfie with... James Wilson

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with James Wilson, general manager and VP of WE South Africa

By Leigh Andrews 17 May 2017

Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries
Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries

The deadline to enter the Loeries has been extended to 31 May, giving marketers and agencies an extra two weeks to be part of Africa and the Middle East's biggest creative awards

Issued by Loeries 17 May 2017

The gift that keeps giving
The gift that keeps giving

Promo gifts work, yet, while giving and receiving might be easy, it is an intricate business to choose the ‘right' gift that has the ability to make your business go a long way

Issued by Madex 17 May 2017

Shield, Chelsea Football Club partnership announces fan competition
Shield, Chelsea Football Club partnership announces fan competition

Following the announcement of a partnership between Shield and the Chelsea Football Club, Shield has set out to find South Africa's best aspiring soccer star

17 May 2017

Hot coffee remix from Howard Audio
Hot coffee remix from Howard Audio

Howard Audio has been kept very busy lately - with a series of calls for re-records of classic music tracks. Their latest commission was for Ricoffy's latest TVC to re-record Sipho Hotstix Mabuse's classic Burnout

Issued by Howard Audio 17 May 2017

OFM deepens commitment to the arts
OFM deepens commitment to the arts

OFM is once again leading the way in arts and culture development by partnering with three of South Africa's largest arts festivals

Issued by OFM Radio 17 May 2017

The See It Be It 2017 group with Sarah Watson and Awards Director Simon Cook ©
See It Be It has 15 female future creatives in 2017

The Cannes Lions' ‘See It Be It programme' has named 15 female future creative leaders who will attend as special guests of the festival

17 May 2017

Kingdom Agency partners with Hi-Tec
Kingdom Agency partners with Hi-Tec

The innovative and creative thinkers at Kingdom Agency have acquired a new partnership with Hi-Tec, one of South Africa's leading outdoor footwear brands

Issued by Kingdom Agency 17 May 2017

Dan Mace of Egg Films.
The producers' wrap: Dan Mace of Egg Films

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. First up is Dan Mace of Egg Films.

By Leigh Andrews 17 May 2017

World News Media Congress to host first Women in News Summit
World News Media Congress to host first Women in News Summit

The inaugural ‘Women In News (Win) Summit' will be held in Durban from 7-9 June 2017, and will host more than 200 leading editors and journalists from around the world

17 May 2017

Ninety9cents' young talent to represent South Africa at Cannes Lions
Ninety9cents' young talent to represent South Africa at Cannes Lions

Two of Ninety9cents' employees, Amri Botha (post production editor) and Carina Coetzee (copywriter), were awarded top prize in the South African leg of the Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition

Issued by Ninety9Cents 17 May 2017

Relevant retail research analysis at annual SACSC conference
Relevant retail research analysis at annual SACSC conference

Stakeholders forming part of the broader shopping centre and retail industries are gathering at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton today for the SACSC Research Conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2017

Coca-Cola, favourite Kasi brand
Coca-Cola, top South African township brand for second year

The favourite brands in South African townships have been revealed and Coca-Cola tops the list for a second time in a row

17 May 2017

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Marketing Research Foundation replaces Saarf

After receiving massive support from the Marketing Association of SA and the Advertising Forum, the new research initiative, Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) will replace Amps

17 May 2017

The Playmakers agency.
Insight-driven sports marketing excellence with Playmakers

Playmakers CEO Richard Dunn talks us through their Clio Sports Award win in the 'Partnerships, Sponsorships & Endorsements category' and more as the first SA agency honoured with this win

By Leigh Andrews 17 May 2017

Catherine Bothma
Marketing to the youth of 2017

Catherine Bothma, MD of HDI Youth Marketeers, presented attendees at the Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference on Thursday, 11 May, with the key findings from this year's study

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Songs in the key of family life... another Volkswagen hit

My aunt used to say, years ago when my children were small, that I would wish I could “just put a brick on top of them to stop them growing”meaning that your kids become adults in the blink of an eye - and then you wish you had paid more attention when they were cute

16 May 2017

Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator
Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator

Showmax has signed a deal with Play, a Polish mobile operator with more than 14m subscribers, allowing complimentary access to all existing and new Play contract customers

16 May 2017

Samantha Craddock © –
Is cold calling dead?

I have been asked to give my feedback on whether or not cold calling is dead and my answer is quite simply, NO

By Dave Nemeth 16 May 2017

FCB Cape Town puts pen to paper for Exclusive Books
FCB Cape Town puts pen to paper for Exclusive Books

FCB Cape Town was inspired by classic writers such as Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka to ‘put pen to paper' in its latest campaign for Exclusive Books

Issued by FCB Africa 16 May 2017

Good Food & Wine Show 2017 headline chefs: Marco Pierre White, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen and Joao Da Fonseca aka J'Something.
Ready, set, go with the 2017 Good Food & Wine Show!

Calling all foodies! Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa held the media launch for the Good Food & Wine Show (GFWS) 2017 at the Pavillion of the Table Bay Hotel last week, and it was a treat for the senses.

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2017

A conscious move towards greatness
A conscious move towards greatness

Joe Public United has been selected as a finalist in this year's inaugural Conscious Companies Awards, which celebrates the journey of human evolution and business leaders and focuses on business values

Issued by Joe Public United 16 May 2017

On the Dot rewards top Daily Sun street sellers
On the Dot rewards top Daily Sun street sellers

On the Dot, SA's largest multi-channel media logistics company, and the Daily Sun, the country's biggest daily newspaper, recently hosted the SunSellers competition to reward top newspaper sellers

Issued by On the Dot 16 May 2017

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